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Mobile Photography Tip Of The Day – Number 37

Welcome to another brand new section from your favorite mobile photography website and one of the most popular in the world. Today, we’re publishing our thirty seventh Mobile Photography/Art Tip Of The Day to our brand new section of the site.

Every day we will publish a short quick tip to help you with your mobile photography, this may be related to editing your image, capturing your image, printing your image, all manner of things, across the complete photographic and art mobile genre – we’ll be featuring great mobile street photography tips, great blending tips, great cloning tips, we will cover it all from some of the greatest mobile photographers and artists in the world.

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We are delighted to publish our thirty seventh Tip Of The Day Article today, with a wonderful tip from a mobile artist that we very much admire, Emanuel Faria. (Foreword by Joanne Carter).

“When I was finishing my new work “just stripes”, I found out that this could be a good start for my first tip post.

B&W and Crop a 2 in one


I mostly shoot in color and only when viewing the images do I decide if there is a potential for B&W. In this particularly case there was B&W written all over the image. The strong lines and the walking man in a corner looking into is phone.



For this feature I used a recent app on my portfolio called “Pure Carbon” after several trials this one proved to be the most efficient. You can choose among Filter, Tint and Exposure. The first and the last one are the ones I use most.


Just slide your finger 360 around the screen to adjust Filter, Tint or Exposure, the use of zoom is important if the intent is to crop after.

This is my first Tip. Shoot always in color, and decide afterwards if it looks better in color or B&W.



For cropping I use “Snapseed” it’s easy and simple and you also can complement your B&W image.

Adding Drama to a picture works perfectly and intensifies the blacks.


Cropping its an Art, my tip is leave it to the end, a good crop can turn a simple and obscure image in something brilliant and fantastic. Trial and error, you can do it in Snapseed just press the icon on the top right corner to see how it will look after the crop. There’s several image formats, I recommend 3:2 and 4:3 as the most used and the more efficient in terms of image. 16:9 is good for panoramas.

In this case I’ve used 3:2 to intensify the verticality of stripes.


And now you have a completely different image from initial one.

Enjoy it.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]

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